Lecturer in Social Welfare
MSW, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Areas of Interest:Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Sex Trafficking
Office Location:Public Affairs Building
Sarah Godoy’s scholarship focuses on youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and their intersection with healthcare services and specialty court programming in Los Angeles County. At UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, she is the Co-Investigator of a pilot study focused on reproductive health and the Project Manager of a mixed-methods research study.
Godoy conducted preliminary research in the red-light district of Tijuana, Mexico and practiced social work with women and children in the brothels of Old Delhi, India’s red-light district. She has published five articles in Forbes, underscoring the intersection of sex trafficking and technology. In 2017, Sarah was named number 20 of the top 100 Human Trafficking and Slavery Influence Leaders.